our lady edifices crucifix

 

dark-vowelled smoking columns aspire ruin

as dust-tongued, forested roof caves innavely;

water-spoken island surrenders to timbers

of flamed and lillified heaven-circling pyre;

aghast tragedy of fire-dwarfed gargoyled roses

hearting a tear-culled paris in hymnally tone

to dignify bell-voiced ash of towering ages.

 

 


Linking to dVerse poetics with Laura Bloomsbury and loving the hyphenate-coined words by poet Dylan Thomas (as featured in my poem).

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Weekend meditation at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

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(photo credit: ad for FlooringInc.com artificial turf)

JOY of Light series ~ finale!

Completion of my series for retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai….

 

XX.

 

light explodes in tomb

hallelujah, Christ arose!

all graves will empty

 

 

 

It’s the beginning of “passion week” for the church.  We will celebrate the death of Jesus for our salvation. Christ, the Lord of life and light, has the final word over death on Resurrection Sunday. He is my JOY!

joy of light series

Continuing series for retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai….

 

XIX.

 

sun burns away fog

coaxes spring’s newly green grass

sparrows twitter joy

 

joy of light series

Continuing series for retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai….

 

XVIII.

 

lit aquarium

tropical lemon discus

color of sunshine

 

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photo by lynn

mid-western disaster

Linking late to Linda’s “water” prompt at dVerse poetics


 

water, water, water, everywhere!
dark clouds broiling across plains’
hard-crusted snowy landscape; soil
soaked by heavy rains, washes into
half-frozen rivers, ice breaks loose
floating icebergs grind along banks
dragging down bridges, trees, poles;
pressured dam gives way into torrent
that floods downstream in spreading
wave that engulfs barns, farmhouses’
families escape on muddy roads while
cattle are trapped on shrinking islands
hay bales swept away, fields ruined and
Nebraska is once again a broad ocean…

 

 

 

 

 

 

joy of light series

Continuing series for retreat at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai….


 

XVII.

 

san antonio

cruise boats glow neon colors

night life’s lights shimmer

piano music jazzes

river walk laughter ripples

 

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photo by lynn

salute to charlie shulz

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snoopy as flying ace

the world war one
flying ace sits at a
table in local pub
drinking root beer

when the ominous
drone of an enemy air-
craft sounds overhead.

pulling down goggles
and wrapping on scarf,
he hops onto trusty
sopwith camel—

“curse you, red baron!”

 

 

 

 

 

Posting as my response to De at dVerse poets with quadrille prompt on word: “ace”

joy of light series

A fresh installment for Carpe Diem’s retreat: joy of light

 

XVI.

 

lenten days lengthen

light increases by minutes

joy of spring coming

open tightly closed windows

inviting fresh clean breeze in!

 

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pexel image

joy of light series

My response to Carpe Diem’s retreat: joy of light

 

XV.

 

sunlit reflection

birdbath mirrors fat robin

…now ripples appear!

 

 

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public domain image

joy of light series

Joining in Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s “joy of light” retreat…


 

XIV.

 

hunt with Orion

Betelgeuse blinks his red eye

i smile…and wink back

 

 

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pixabay image

 

 

remembering him

 

firstborn son cruelly beaten

pierced, hung on rough cross

dark blood trickles down wood

 

utterly forsaken by God

cries out in deep agony

firstborn son cruelly beaten

 

releases his final breath

pagan soldiers insure death

pierced, hung on rough cross

 

bruised body claimed, wrapped

gently laid in bare, stony tomb

dark blood trickles down wood

 

 


Requiem written in cascade form…linking with Amaya’s prompt at dVerse.

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